Little could launch laptops in India as two models of laptop batteries would be spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website. Model numbers R15B02W and R14B02W are listed under the Mi and Poco branding, which suggests that these may be renamed Mi laptops that launch under the Poco branding. It seems that Poco, which recently became an independent brand globally, is looking to diversify its portfolio beyond smartphones. At the moment, the brand hasn’t shared any information on upcoming laptops.
Poco branded laptops should be equipped with R15B02W and R14B02W battery models, such as tweeted by well-known whistleblower Mukul Sharma. These model numbers have been spotted on the BIS certification website, which means they will eventually be launched in the country. However, both models were listed under the Mi and Poco branding, which further suggests these may be renamed Mi laptops that will launch under the Poco branding. This is hardly surprising, considering the number of Poco phones that have been renamed Redmi phones.
According to an AliExpress listing, the battery with model number R15B02W appears to belong to the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 available in China. Judging by the model number R14B02W, it could be for a 14-inch version of the laptop. These laptop models could arrive in India under the Poco brand.
Other than the model numbers of the batteries, there is no information on these laptops that are rumored. Xiaomi offers the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition in India and recently added a Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition to the Mi laptop portfolio.
Earlier this month, a phone believed to be Poco M3 was spotted on the Google Play supported devices page with model number M2010J19CI, suggesting it will launch in India in the future. Little M3 made its debut in Europe last month and is a cheap offer.
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